OROVILLE, Calif. – Students at an Oroville elementary school are hoping they can help people affected by the Australian wildfires, one coin at a time.
Golden Hills Elementary School has fourth and fifth-grade students.
Each of their classrooms has a jar for them to donate. This is all a part of the schools’ kindness challenge week.
Fourth-grade teacher, Sandy Schlanser said her students wanted to help out as soon as they heard that millions of animals have died during the fires.
“It’s good for these kids to know that our kindness can spread across borders,” Schlanser said. “And for them to know it can go anywhere around the world, not just at our school site. The kindness challenge helps kids see that.”
Schlanser said her classroom has already filled up two jars since the challenge began on Monday.
Action News Now spoke to some students who are willing to help any way they can.
"We've been learning about the animals in Australia because we care about them, and we need to protect them," students Edward Tyler and Lexie Garcia Bogue said.
The class that collects the most money for the fires in Australia gets an ice cream party.
The school will donate all the money collected by the end of the week.